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1916 Dogfight

Aircraft of the Larks

At the start of the Great War, only eleven years had passed since the Wright Brothers stumbled into the air. Now a scientific novelty had become a deadly weapon of war. In the constant race for air supremacy on the Western Front, aircraft were introduced and outmoded in a matter of months. Pilots were forced to adapt rapidly to new machines and barely understood parameters, meaning that fatal accidents outnumbered combat losses. Here are the machines that feature in The Larks.


The Aircraft


Etrich-Rumpler Taube

Etrich-Rumpler Taube (1910)

 
R.A.F. B.E.2c

R.A.F. B.E.2c (1912)

 
Bristol Scout

Bristol Scout (1914)

 
R.A.F. F.E.2b

R.A.F. F.E.2b (1915)

Fokker E.III

Fokker E.III (1915)

 
Sopwith Pup

Sopwith Pup (1916)

 
Albatros DII

Albatros DII (1916)

 
sopwith Camel

Sopwith Camel (1917)

 

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